User:Madmagic/Canadian military history notes

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note: include total numbers of personnel in services, at start & end of war

- total casualties

- total killed, MIA, wounded

- affect of the war

- proportions of Canadians serving compared to other countries

- Victoria Cross and other awards in various conflicts

Intro: War has shaped Canada. First Nations conflicts. Canada as a battleground of empires. Riel Rebellion, Upper Canada Rebellion. Canadian nationalism won through war. Flanders Fields as the most famous Canadian poem. "Peace, order and good government."

Last 50 years, war shaping our society through refugees, Canadian self-definition as international peacekeepers. Canada and the international arms trade. Canadians and war atrocities.

Wikipedia Articles Directly Related

  • First peoples and Canadian wars

Boer War

  • Canadian units and battles
  • Canadians guarding concentration camps (?)

World War I

  • Ross Rifle scandal
  • major battles:

Spanish Civil War


World War II

  • Home Front, war production
  • Canadian women in WWII

Prisoners of war

  • Canadian POWs in Europe and Far East
  • POWs in Canada

Espionage and Secret War

  • Canada and the Manhattan Project
  • Georges Vanier -- bilingualism in the army, Canada's delegate at the Paris Peace Conference


Korean War

Canada and the Vietnam War

Canada and UN Peacekeeping

  • lists of subsequent peacekeeping missions
  • Cyprus
  • Crete
  • Isreal
  • Africa
  • Bosnia & Balkan wars

Domestic Conflicts

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